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Fox has ordered comedy-horror anthology series from — who else? —Ryan Murphy.

Scream Queens, described as a "gender-bending, comedy-horror" show, tells the story of a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders. The first season will include 15 one-hour episodes and each subsequent season will feature a new setting and story line.

"I knew I wanted to work with Brad [Falchuk] and Ian [Brennan] again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queens," Murphy said in a statement. "We hope to create a whole new genre — comedy-horror — and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads. We've already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles, and we're very grateful to Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] for their enthusiastic support."

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Added Walden and Newman, the chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, "One of our top priorities at the network has been to get Ryan Murphy to create a new series for FOX. We loved every element of the pitch for this show — the genre-bending concept, which blends true horror with big comedic moments; the diverse and unforgettable characters; and reuniting the phenomenal creative team that delivered GleeScream Queens will go straight to series. It's a huge commitment and an expression of our faith in Ryan. We are ecstatic to have him, along with Brad, Ian and Dante [Di Loreto], as our partners on this exciting ride."

Production is scheduled to begin in the spring for a premiere next fall. 

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